– Olivia Sarkar

A handmade craft is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one’s hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc.


Using textiles or leather:

Bagh prints, Banner making, Batik, Calligraphy, Crochet, Darning, Dyeing, Embroidery, Felting, Knitting, Lace-making, Macramé, Quilting, Rug making, Silk-screening, Tapestry, Crochet, and Weaving.

Using wood, metal, clay, bone, horn, glass, or stone:

Beadwork, Bone carving, Carpentry, Ceramic art, Chip carving, Copperarts, Dollhouse construction and furnishing, Doll making, Jewellerydesign, Metalwork, Mosaics, Pottery, Puppetmaking, Sculpture, Toymaking, Woodburning, Wood carving, Woodturning.

Using paper or canvas:

Alteredbooks, Artisttradingcards, Bookbinding, Cardmaking, Collage, Décollage, Decoupage, Embossing paper, Iris folding, Origami or paperfolding, Papercraft, Papermaking, marbling, Paper, papercraft or card modeling, Papier-mâché, Pop-up books, Quilling, Rubber/acrylic stamping and Scrapbooking.

Using plants other than wood:

Basket weaving, Floral design, Pressed flower craft, Soapmaking, Straw marquetry.


Balloon animals, Cake decorating, Candle making, Egg decorating.


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